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Center for American Progress

LGBTQ Community Would Be Disproportionately Harmed by Benefit Cuts, New CAP Data Suggest

The Trump administration, Congress, and state governments have been engaged in ongoing attacks on crucial public programs that provide vital support to people in need. Key benefits such as nutrition and housing assistance, Medicaid, and unemployment benefits are threatened at the federal and state levels by funding cuts or harsh so-called work requirements that would put these benefits out of reach for those who need them most

National Parks Conservation Association Teams Up with SunPower to Help Reduce Carbon Emissions and...

For nearly 100 years, National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has worked to protect and preserve America’s most iconic and inspirational places for present and future generations. Through a new program with SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR), NPCA will provide opportunities for its members and supporters to go solar, thereby helping to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality.
Public Justice Center

City Council, Mayor and Housing Coalition reach historic agreement on funding for development without...

Baltimore City Council leaders, including President Bernard C. “Jack” Young and Housing Committee Chairman John Bullock, and Mayor Catherine Pugh have reached an historic agreement with the Baltimore Housing Roundtable and Housing for All Coalition to drastically increase the city’s funding of affordable housing.
USDOJ

Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging at Online Auctions

Real estate investor Christopher Graeve pleaded guilty today in West Palm Beach, in connection with an ongoing investigation into bid rigging at online public foreclosure auctions in Florida, the Department of Justice announced. Graeve is the second real estate investor to plead guilty
NLCHP

Civil Rights Groups Challenge Greensboro’s Unconstitutional Panhandling Ordinance

Three people who have experienced homelessness and a national advocacy group today filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block a Greensboro ordinance that criminalizes “aggressive” panhandling and many activities protected by the First Amendment. The plaintiffs are being represented by the American Civil Liberties (ACLU) of North Carolina, Legal Aid of North Carolina and the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty.
DESERT QUARTZITE SOLAR PROJECT

DESERT QUARTZITE SOLAR PROJECT DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on actions that would allow the proposed development of the Desert Quartzite Solar Project, a 450-megawatt solar development in eastern Riverside County.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Issues Directive for National Marine Fisheries Service to...

As Secretary of Commerce, today I directed the National Marine Fisheries Service to facilitate access to the water needed to fight the ongoing wildfires affecting the State of California. One of the fires, the Mendocino Complex Fire, has developed into the largest in the state’s history, consuming nearly 300,000 acres in Northern California.
NAHB

Housing Affordability Hits 10-Year Low in Second Quarter

Rising home prices and interest rates pushed housing affordability to a 10-year low in the second quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.
NIBS

Institute, ASC, ACSA Release Results of Latest Survey on Off-Site Construction Education

The National Institute of Building Sciences (Institute) Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC), Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) have released the results of a survey to understand how institutions of higher education are teaching about off-site construction methods.
DHCD

DHCD Seeks Offers to Transform Vacant Ward 8 Sites into Affordable Housing

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has released Solicitations for Offers (SFOs) to transform several sites in the Ward 8 neighborhoods of Anacostia and Congress Heights into affordable housing for District residents.
NAR

Metro Home Prices Climb to New All-Time High; Rise 5.3 Percent in Second Quarter

Amidst staggeringly low inventory levels in much of the country during the second quarter, existing-homes sales cooled and home prices maintained their robust level of appreciation, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on States Receiving Section 404 Permitting Authority

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued the following statement in support of the Trump administration’s announcement that clarifies over which waters states can assume Clean Water Act Section 404 permitting authority rather than the federal government:
CSBS

State Regulators Nationwide Adopt Single Exam for Mortgage Licensing

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) announced today that all states and U.S. territories now use a single, common exam to assess mortgage loan originators (MLOs), simplifying the licensing process for MLOs and streamlining supervision of the mortgage industry.

BLM SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-COMPETITIVE DIRECT SALE OF 140 ACRES OF PUBLIC LAND...

The Black Mountain Golf and Country Club (BMGCC), a non-profit corporation that holds a patent on 140 acres of public land in Clark County, Nevada under the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, has applied to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a direct sale of the reversionary interest in its R&PP patent. The BLM Las Vegas Field Office seeks public comments on the proposal, which will be accepted until September 20, 2018.
USDA

USDA Invests $345.5 Million in Rural Electric Infrastructure to Improve Service for More Than...

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $345.5 million in 20 infrastructure projects (PDF, 121 KB) to improve rural electric service
NAR

Realtors® See Strong International Activity, Organize Global Real Estate Conference

Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, will travel to Hanoi, Vietnam to join experts in the real estate industry from all over the world to learn, share, connect and transact during the 2018 International Real Estate Conference (link is external).
FTC

FTC Approves Final Order Imposing Conditions on Construction Company CRH plc

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Dublin, Ireland-based construction company CRH plc’s $3.5 billion acquisition of its Kansas-based competitor Ash Grove Cement Company likely would be anticompetitive.
DOI

Secretary Zinke Designates Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home as African American Civil Rights Network...

Recognizing the immense impact that Medgar Evers’ life and Myrlie Evers' contribution had on the African American civil rights movement, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today designated the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home as an official African American Civil Rights Network (AARCN) site. He also announced the Trump Administration is opening up the formal public comment process to designate the home a national monument.
Appraisal Institute

Rodman Schley Elected 2019 Appraisal Institute Vice President

CHICAGO (Aug. 3, 2018) - (RealEstateRama) -- Rodman Schley, MAI, SRA, of Denver, was elected 2019 vice president of the nation’s largest professional association of...
CSBS

North Dakota Requests Real Estate Appraisal Waiver

North Dakota today asked for a federal waiver of real estate appraisal requirements that would allow local banks to make valuation assessments due to an appraiser shortage. The waiver would help rural banks and their communities by improving the timeliness and costs of real estate transactions.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Natomas

CVS-Anchored Natomas Shopping Center in Sacramento Sells for $10.3 Million

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm arranged the sale of Natomas Shopping Center in Sacramento, California, in an off-market transaction.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Center for American Progress

LGBTQ Community Would Be Disproportionately Harmed by Benefit Cuts, New CAP...

The Trump administration, Congress, and state governments have been engaged in ongoing attacks on crucial public programs that provide vital support to people in need. Key benefits such as nutrition and housing assistance, Medicaid, and unemployment benefits are threatened at the federal and state levels by funding cuts or harsh so-called work requirements that would put these benefits out of reach for those who need them most